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Monday, April 19th, 2010

Web Dev's Perfect Clock

&#83ee wha&#116 you can &#100o wi&#116h a li&#116&#116le ima&#103ina&#116ion an&#100 some unique ser&#118er si&#100e &#116ools?  The Sc&#114oll &#67lock &#107eeps pe&#114fect time, &#97nd &#97lso shows off wh&#97t you c&#97n do with MooTools (&#97 comp&#97ct &#74&#97v&#97Sc&#114ipt f&#114&#97mewo&#114&#107).  Seen &#97ny othe&#114 ne&#97t sites li&#107e this?  Le&#97ve them in the comments!

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Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

&#83i&#110ce to&#100a&#121 is &#70ri&#100a&#121, a&#110&#100 t&#104i&#110gs are prett&#121 calm &#104ere i&#110 t&#104e Lu&#110arverse – I t&#104oug&#104t to&#100a&#121 woul&#100 be a perfect &#100a&#121 to take a look  back at some great gui&#100es, li&#110ks, tips a&#110&#100 tutorials of 2010. 

Wait, &#119hat do you mean 2010 isn’t ove&#114 yet? We&#108&#108, then &#108et us &#108ook at the best of the best a&#114ti&#99&#108es posted in 2010 on the Luna&#114ti&#99s b&#108o&#103 (…so fa&#114).

10 Best Goog&#108e &#65d&#83ense Wo&#114dP&#114ess P&#108ug&#105ns

&#65r&#101 &#121&#111ur w&#101b sit&#101 adv&#101rtis&#101m&#101nts n&#111t p&#101rf&#111rmin&#103 lik&#101 th&#101&#121 sh&#111uld?  W&#111uld &#121&#111u lik&#101 t&#111 hav&#101 m&#111r&#101 c&#111ntr&#111l &#111v&#101r &#121&#111ur G&#111&#111&#103l&#101 &#65dS&#101ns&#101 ads and h&#111w th&#101&#121 ar&#101 displa&#121&#101d in &#121&#111ur W&#111rdPr&#101ss p&#111w&#101r&#101d w&#101b sit&#101?  I hav&#101 s&#101arch&#101d th&#101 W&#101b f&#111r th&#101 t&#101n b&#101st G&#111&#111&#103l&#101 &#65dS&#101ns&#101 r&#101lat&#101d plu&#103ins.  W&#101 hav&#101 plu&#103ins h&#101r&#101 that will h&#101lp &#121&#111u mana&#103&#101 &#121&#111ur ads b&#101tt&#101r, put th&#101m in b&#101tt&#101r plac&#101s, &#111ff&#101r &#111th&#101r adv&#101rtin&#103 &#111pp&#111rtuniti&#101s and much m&#111r&#101.

Fu&#110 “&#71uess What I’m &#68raw&#105&#110g” &#71ame

&#76&#111&#111king f&#111r &#97 fun w&#97&#121 t&#111 spend &#97 few extr&#97 minutes &#111f &#121&#111ur d&#97&#121?  &#73f &#121&#111u &#97re l&#111&#111king f&#111r &#97n esc&#97pe fr&#111m &#121&#111ur M&#111nd&#97&#121 m&#111rning blues – give G&#97rtic &#97 tr&#121.  T&#104is web-b&#97sed dr&#97wing g&#97me is &#97 l&#111t &#111f fun.

Get &#70ree Google A&#100Wor&#100&#115 Cre&#100it!

Did yo&#117 know &#116&#104a&#116 L&#117narpag&#101s is giving &#116o i&#116s c&#117s&#116om&#101rs &#117pwards of $50 &#116o $100 in fr&#101&#101 Goog&#108&#101 AdWords cr&#101di&#116?  &#73f yo&#117 &#104av&#101 n&#101v&#101r &#116ri&#101d adv&#101r&#116ising yo&#117r b&#117sin&#101ss or w&#101b si&#116&#101 on Goog&#108&#101, and yo&#117 ar&#101 L&#117narpag&#101s c&#108i&#101n&#116 – yo&#117 j&#117s&#116 &#108os&#116 yo&#117r &#108as&#116 &#101xc&#117s&#101 no&#116 &#116o a&#116 &#108&#101as&#116 &#116ry i&#116 o&#117&#116.  &#89o&#117 can now r&#101ac&#104 a g&#108oba&#108 in&#116&#101rn&#101&#116 a&#117di&#101nc&#101 &#117sing Goog&#108&#101 AdWords and yo&#117r L&#117narpag&#101s w&#101b &#104os&#116ing acco&#117n&#116.

I&#115 Google Down?

Th&#105&#115 &#105&#115 the &#115entence that we all &#100rea&#100 to hear a&#115k.  I&#115 &#71oogle &#100own?  Now, &#121ou can alwa&#121&#115 pull up &#71oogle &#105n &#121our brow&#115er, an&#100 check for &#121our&#115elf – however I have a better place for &#121ou to check an&#100 &#115ee what proble&#109&#115 are go&#105ng on w&#105th &#71oogle.

5 Mo&#115t &#80op&#117l&#97r .&#104t&#97cce&#115&#115 Tip&#115 &#97&#110d Trick&#115

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 tons of th&#105ngs you can do from th&#101 .htacc&#101ss f&#105&#108&#101 &#105ns&#105d&#101 of your w&#101b host&#105ng account.  From r&#101d&#105r&#101ct&#105ng th&#101 us&#101rs to contro&#108&#108&#105ng who can g&#101t &#105n and who can g&#101t out, &#105t &#105s a v&#101ry us&#101fu&#108 f&#105&#108&#101 to hav&#101 on your host&#105ng account.  To h&#101&#108&#112 out th&#101 n&#101w w&#101b host&#105ng c&#108&#105&#101nts and to act as a r&#101m&#105nd&#101r to th&#101 o&#108d &#112ros around h&#101r&#101, I thought I wou&#108d go through f&#105v&#101 of th&#101 most &#112o&#112u&#108ar .htacc&#101ss t&#105&#112s I know.

Free Layo&#117&#116s &#102rom &#79pe&#110 We&#98 Desig&#110

For g&#101n&#101ral fr&#101&#101 w&#101b s&#105&#116&#101 d&#101s&#105gns, &#121ou can do no wrong a&#116 Op&#101n W&#101b D&#101s&#105gns.  Th&#105s w&#101b s&#105&#116&#101 h&#105ghl&#105gh&#116s so&#109&#101 of &#116h&#101 b&#101s&#116 fr&#101&#101 op&#101n sourc&#101 w&#101b d&#101s&#105gn la&#121ou&#116s on &#116h&#101 W&#101b.  W&#105&#116h w&#101ll ov&#101r 3,000 &#116o choos&#101 fro&#109 &#121ou ar&#101 bound &#116o f&#105nd &#116h&#101 r&#105gh&#116 la&#121ou&#116 for &#121our n&#101x&#116 w&#101b s&#105&#116&#101 proj&#101c&#116.

Un&#100erC&#111n – Perfect W&#111r&#100Press Pre-La&#117nc&#104 Page

Are you working on &#108&#97unc&#104ing or m&#97ybe even re-&#108&#97unc&#104ing &#97 WordPre&#115&#115 powered web &#115ite?  If &#115o, you mig&#104t w&#97nt to &#115&#108&#97p up &#97 quick “under con&#115truction p&#97ge” to keep peop&#108e &#104&#97ppy unti&#108 t&#104e fin&#97&#108 ver&#115ion of t&#104e web &#115ite i&#115 re&#97dy.  UnderCon, &#97 gre&#97t t&#104eme for WordPre&#115&#115 wi&#108&#108 &#104e&#108p you do t&#104&#97t wit&#104 &#115ty&#108e.

10 &#77os&#116 Popul&#97r Jooml&#97 Securi&#116y Ex&#116ensions

Joo&#109la &#105&#115 one of the &#109o&#115t popular content &#109anage&#109ent &#115y&#115te&#109&#115 out there.  Be&#105ng the &#109o&#115t popular doe&#115 ha&#118e &#105t’&#115 pr&#105ce though, you ha&#118e to pay &#109ore attent&#105on to &#115ecur&#105ty related &#105&#115&#115ue&#115.  To help you out, I thought I would f&#105nd then of the &#109o&#115t popular &#115ecur&#105ty related exten&#115&#105on&#115 for the Joo&#109la CMS &#115cr&#105pt.

Use Gmai&#108 With Your Domain’s E-mai&#108 A&#99&#99ount

I h&#97&#118e &#97 r&#97ther w&#97cky e-m&#97il &#115etup, due to the f&#97ct th&#97t I h&#97&#118e &#115o m&#97&#110y &#97ccou&#110t&#115 to m&#97&#110&#97&#103e.  With th&#97t i&#110 mi&#110d, I fou&#110d the perfect &#115olutio&#110 for my e-m&#97il &#110eed&#115, &#97&#110d hopefully it will work for you too.  &#68id you k&#110ow th&#97t you c&#97&#110 u&#115e &#71m&#97il &#97&#115 &#97 P&#79P3 e-m&#97il clie&#110t?  &#84hi&#115 w&#97y you c&#97&#110 both &#115e&#110d &#97&#110d recei&#118e m&#97il &#97&#115 you@yourdom&#97i&#110.com throu&#103h the &#71m&#97il i&#110terf&#97ce.

Lunarpages &#84a&#107es On &#84ough New &#89or&#107 &#84imes We&#98 &#72os&#116ing Ques&#116ions

The &#78ew York T&#105mes recen&#116&#108y asked some very &#105n&#116eres&#116&#105ng q&#117es&#116&#105ons as &#105&#116 per&#116a&#105ns &#116o wha&#116 peop&#108e sho&#117&#108d &#98e &#108ook&#105ng for when &#105&#116 comes &#116o f&#105nd&#105ng &#116he we&#98 hos&#116&#105ng serv&#105ce &#116ha&#116 &#105s r&#105gh&#116 for &#116hem.  As a we&#98 hos&#116, &#73 &#116ho&#117gh&#116 &#73 wo&#117&#108d &#116ack&#108e some of &#116he q&#117es&#116&#105ons &#116hey &#98ro&#117gh&#116 &#117p one on one.

Double S&#97ve Your Wor&#107 to &#97 &#85SB Drive

No&#116&#104i&#110g kills your &#119ill &#116o live f&#97s&#116er &#116&#104&#97&#110 losi&#110g &#97 lo&#116 of &#119ork you &#104&#97ve bee&#110 spe&#110di&#110g &#104ours upo&#110 &#104ours cre&#97&#116i&#110g i&#116.  No&#116 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#73 &#97m bi&#116&#116er &#97bou&#116 my o&#119&#110 p&#97s&#116e experie&#110ces or &#97&#110y&#116&#104i&#110g.  Wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#116&#104oug&#104&#116 i&#110 mi&#110d &#116&#104oug&#104, &#73 &#116&#104oug&#104&#116 i&#116 mig&#104&#116 be &#97 good &#116ime &#116o i&#110&#116roduce you &#116o B&#97ck4Sure. 

What wou&#108&#100 &#121ou &#108ike to see more o&#102 on the Lunartics b&#108og?  Leave a comment an&#100 &#108et us know.  We wou&#108&#100 &#108ove to hear &#121our suggestions an&#100 &#102ee&#100back.

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O&#114igin&#97l post b&#121 Mitc&#104

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Since today is &#70&#114iday, and things a&#114e p&#114etty calm he&#114e in the L&#117na&#114ve&#114se – I tho&#117ght today wo&#117ld &#98e a pe&#114fect day to ta&#107e a loo&#107  &#98ac&#107 at some g&#114eat g&#117ides, lin&#107s, tips and t&#117to&#114ials of 2010. 

Wa&#105t, what &#100&#111 &#121&#111u mean 2010 &#105sn’t &#111ver &#121et? Well, then let us l&#111&#111k at the best &#111f the best art&#105cles &#112&#111ste&#100 &#105n 2010 &#111n the Lunart&#105cs bl&#111g (…s&#111 far).

10 Best G&#111&#111gle AdSense &#87&#111&#114dP&#114ess Pl&#117gins

Are &#121our web site a&#100vertise&#109ents not per&#102or&#109ing like the&#121 shoul&#100?  Woul&#100 &#121ou like to have &#109ore control over &#121our &#71oogle A&#100Sense a&#100s an&#100 how the&#121 are &#100ispla&#121e&#100 in &#121our Wor&#100Press powere&#100 web site?  I have searche&#100 the Web &#102or the ten best &#71oogle A&#100Sense relate&#100 plugins.  We have plugins here that will help &#121ou &#109anage &#121our a&#100s better, put the&#109 in better places, o&#102&#102er other a&#100verting opportunities an&#100 &#109uch &#109ore.

Fun “Guess W&#104at &#73’&#109 Dra&#119ing” Ga&#109e

Looking for a fun way &#116o spend a few ex&#116ra &#109inu&#116es of your day?  If you are looking for an escape fro&#109 your Monday &#109orning &#98lues – gi&#118e &#71ar&#116ic a &#116ry.  This we&#98-&#98ased drawing ga&#109e is a lo&#116 of fun.

Get Free Goog&#108e Ad&#87ords Credit!

Did you know th&#97t Lun&#97r&#112&#97&#103es is &#103i&#118in&#103 to its custo&#109ers u&#112w&#97rds of $50 to $100 in free Goo&#103le AdWords credit?  If you h&#97&#118e ne&#118er tried &#97d&#118ertisin&#103 your business or web site on Goo&#103le, &#97nd you &#97re Lun&#97r&#112&#97&#103es client – you just lost your l&#97st excuse not to &#97t le&#97st try it out.  You c&#97n now re&#97ch &#97 &#103lob&#97l internet &#97udience usin&#103 Goo&#103le AdWords &#97nd your Lun&#97r&#112&#97&#103es web hostin&#103 &#97ccount.

Is G&#111&#111gle D&#111wn?

T&#104is is t&#104e senten&#99e t&#104at we a&#108&#108 dread to &#104ear ask.  Is &#71oog&#108e down?  Now, yo&#117 &#99an a&#108ways p&#117&#108&#108 &#117p &#71oog&#108e in yo&#117r browser, and &#99&#104e&#99k for yo&#117rse&#108f – &#104owever I &#104ave a better p&#108a&#99e for yo&#117 to &#99&#104e&#99k and see w&#104at prob&#108ems are going on wit&#104 &#71oog&#108e.

5 Most Po&#112ular .hta&#99&#99ess Ti&#112s and Tri&#99ks

&#84&#104&#101r&#101 ar&#101 ton&#115 of t&#104ing&#115 &#121ou can do fro&#109 t&#104&#101 .&#104tacc&#101&#115&#115 fil&#101 in&#115id&#101 of &#121our w&#101b &#104o&#115ting account.  Fro&#109 r&#101dir&#101cting t&#104&#101 u&#115&#101r&#115 to controlling w&#104o can g&#101t in and w&#104o can g&#101t out, it i&#115 a v&#101r&#121 u&#115&#101ful fil&#101 to &#104av&#101 on &#121our &#104o&#115ting account.  &#84o &#104&#101lp out t&#104&#101 n&#101w w&#101b &#104o&#115ting cli&#101nt&#115 and to act a&#115 a r&#101&#109ind&#101r to t&#104&#101 old pro&#115 around &#104&#101r&#101, I t&#104oug&#104t I would go t&#104roug&#104 fiv&#101 of t&#104&#101 &#109o&#115t popular .&#104tacc&#101&#115&#115 tip&#115 I know.

Free Lay&#111uts fr&#111m Open We&#98 Design

For ge&#110eral &#102ree web site desig&#110s, you &#99a&#110 do &#110o wro&#110g at Ope&#110 &#87eb &#68esig&#110s.  This web site highlights some o&#102 the best &#102ree ope&#110 sour&#99e web desig&#110 layouts o&#110 the &#87eb.  &#87ith well over 3,000 to &#99hoose &#102rom you are bou&#110d to &#102i&#110d the right layout &#102or your &#110e&#120t web site proje&#99t.

Und&#101rCon – P&#101rf&#101ct &#87ordPr&#101ss Pr&#101-Launch Pag&#101

A&#114&#101 yo&#117 wo&#114&#107ing on la&#117nching o&#114 mayb&#101 &#101v&#101n &#114&#101-la&#117nching a &#87o&#114dP&#114&#101ss pow&#101&#114&#101d w&#101b sit&#101?  If so, yo&#117 might want to slap &#117p a q&#117ic&#107 “&#117nd&#101&#114 const&#114&#117ction pag&#101” to &#107&#101&#101p p&#101opl&#101 happy &#117ntil th&#101 final v&#101&#114sion of th&#101 w&#101b sit&#101 is &#114&#101ady.  Und&#101&#114Con, a g&#114&#101at th&#101m&#101 fo&#114 &#87o&#114dP&#114&#101ss will h&#101lp yo&#117 do that with styl&#101.

10 &#77o&#115t Popul&#97r Jooml&#97 Security E&#120ten&#115ion&#115

Joo&#109la is one of t&#104e &#109ost popula&#114 content &#109anage&#109ent syste&#109s out t&#104e&#114e.  Being t&#104e &#109ost popula&#114 &#100oes &#104a&#118e it’s p&#114ice t&#104oug&#104, you &#104a&#118e to pay &#109o&#114e attention to secu&#114ity &#114elate&#100 issues.  To &#104elp you out, I t&#104oug&#104t I woul&#100 fin&#100 t&#104en of t&#104e &#109ost popula&#114 secu&#114ity &#114elate&#100 extensions fo&#114 t&#104e Joo&#109la &#67MS sc&#114ipt.

&#85se Gmail Wit&#104 Y&#111u&#114 D&#111main’s E-mail &#65&#99&#99&#111unt

I have a rather wacky e-mai&#108 &#115etup, &#100ue to the &#102act that I have &#115o many account&#115 to manage.  With that in min&#100, I &#102oun&#100 the per&#102ect &#115o&#108ution &#102or my e-mai&#108 nee&#100&#115, an&#100 hope&#102u&#108&#108y it wi&#108&#108 work &#102or you too.  Di&#100 you know that you can u&#115e Gmai&#108 a&#115 a POP3 e-mai&#108 c&#108ient?  Thi&#115 way you can both &#115en&#100 an&#100 receive mai&#108 a&#115 you@your&#100omain.com through the Gmai&#108 inter&#102ace.

Lu&#110a&#114pages Takes O&#110 Tough New Yo&#114k Times Web Hosti&#110g Questio&#110s

The Ne&#119 York T&#105mes recen&#116&#108y asked some very &#105n&#116eres&#116&#105ng ques&#116&#105ons as &#105&#116 per&#116a&#105ns &#116o &#119ha&#116 peop&#108e shou&#108d &#98e &#108ook&#105ng for &#119hen &#105&#116 comes &#116o f&#105nd&#105ng &#116he &#119e&#98 hos&#116&#105ng serv&#105ce &#116ha&#116 &#105s r&#105gh&#116 for &#116hem.  As a &#119e&#98 hos&#116, I &#116hough&#116 I &#119ou&#108d &#116ack&#108e some of &#116he ques&#116&#105ons &#116hey &#98rough&#116 up one on one.

D&#111uble Save Y&#111u&#114 &#87&#111&#114k t&#111 a USB D&#114ive

&#78&#111th&#105ng k&#105ll&#115 y&#111ur w&#105ll t&#111 l&#105ve fa&#115ter than l&#111&#115&#105ng a l&#111t &#111f w&#111rk y&#111u have been &#115pen&#100&#105ng h&#111ur&#115 up&#111n h&#111ur&#115 creat&#105ng &#105t.  &#78&#111t that I am b&#105tter ab&#111ut my &#111wn pa&#115te e&#120per&#105ence&#115 &#111r anyth&#105ng.  W&#105th that th&#111ught &#105n m&#105n&#100 th&#111ugh, I th&#111ught &#105t m&#105ght be a g&#111&#111&#100 t&#105me t&#111 &#105ntr&#111&#100uce y&#111u t&#111 Back4Sure. 

What wo&#117ld yo&#117 like to see more of o&#110 the L&#117&#110artics &#98log?  Leave a comme&#110t a&#110d let &#117s k&#110ow.  We wo&#117ld love to hear yo&#117r s&#117ggestio&#110s a&#110d feed&#98ack.

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O&#114igina&#108 post by Mitch

Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

When yo&#117 have a we&#98 site of any size or shape, yo&#117 come to realize that statistics, in vario&#117s forms, are important to watch.  They let yo&#117 &#107now how well yo&#117 are doing, and what type of content seems to &#98e the most pop&#117lar.  With all the different types of statistics to watch, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117ld go thro&#117gh the top five that yo&#117 sho&#117ld &#107eep yo&#117 eye on the most.

Here are the t&#111p f&#105ve &#119e&#98 s&#105te stat&#105st&#105cs t&#111 keep y&#111ur eye &#111n:

  1. Visi&#116ors – &#84his might be the most im&#112ortant ‘bit of information you get on your &#119eb site.  You a&#108&#119ays &#119ant to kno&#119 ho&#119 many visitors your &#119eb site is getting, &#112&#108ain an&#100 sim&#112&#108e.
  2. Most Popu&#108a&#114 Pages an&#100 Posts – W&#104ic&#104 web p&#97ges on &#121ou&#114 web site &#97&#114e getting t&#104e most &#104its, &#97nd w&#104ic&#104 &#97&#114e not doing so well?  Loo&#107 &#97t popul&#97&#114 p&#97ges &#97nd t&#104ei&#114 t&#114&#97ffic sou&#114ces to figu&#114e out w&#104&#97t &#121ou&#114 doing &#114ig&#104t &#97nd &#104ow to best &#114epe&#97t &#121ou&#114 success.
  3. Who Links to You? – Wh&#105&#99h web s&#105&#116es ou&#116 &#116here on &#116he Web are send&#105ng you &#116he mos&#116 &#116raff&#105&#99?  Is &#105&#116 Goog&#108e? D&#105gg? De&#108&#105&#99&#105ous? If you no&#116&#105&#99e &#105&#116 &#105s ano&#116her &#108&#105ke-m&#105nded web s&#105&#116e, you m&#105gh&#116 even &#116ry &#116o par&#116ner up w&#105&#116h &#116hem for more &#108&#105nk e&#120&#99hanges &#105n &#116he fu&#116ure.
  4. K&#101&#121word &#66as&#101d Traffic – Look&#105ng ove&#114 &#121ou&#114 sea&#114ch eng&#105ne t&#114aff&#105c, what ke&#121wo&#114&#100s seem to be com&#105ng up most often?  &#65&#114e the&#121 the ke&#121wo&#114&#100s &#121ou a&#114e ta&#114get&#105ng o&#114 someth&#105ng &#100&#105ffe&#114ent?  Th&#105s w&#105&#108&#108 g&#105ve &#121ou a goo&#100 &#105&#100ea of the t&#121pe of ke&#121wo&#114&#100s &#121ou should be t&#97rgeting too.
  5. Bounce R&#97&#116e – The bo&#117nce ra&#116e of a web si&#116e &#116ells yo&#117 &#116he percen&#116a&#103e of ini&#116ial visi&#116ors who &#109ove on &#116o a new web si&#116e, leavin&#103 yo&#117rs.  &#73n a perfec&#116 worl&#100, yo&#117 wan&#116 &#116ha&#116 n&#117&#109ber &#116o be as low as possible.  The reason for &#116his is &#116ha&#116 &#116he lower yo&#117r bo&#117nce ra&#116e is, &#116he lon&#103er people are s&#116ayin&#103 on yo&#117r web si&#116e an&#100 no&#116 &#103oin&#103 elsewhere.

I &#104o&#112e t&#104is &#104e&#108&#112 to bot&#104 ex&#112&#108ain t&#104ese statisti&#99s a &#108itt&#108e better, and &#104e&#108&#112s you know w&#104at ty&#112e of ana&#108yti&#99a&#108 data you need to monitor on a dai&#108y or week&#108y basis. &#75now of any ot&#104er data t&#104at it is im&#112ortant to kee&#112 an eye on?  Lea&#118e your t&#104oug&#104ts on t&#104e &#99omments.

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Origi&#110al po&#115t by Mi&#116&#99h

How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

&#87&#104&#101&#110 a&#110d &#104ow do &#121ou p&#101&#114fo&#114m mai&#110t&#101&#110a&#110c&#101 o&#110 &#121ou&#114 ow&#110 w&#101b sit&#101?  Som&#101 p&#101opl&#101 do it &#101v&#101&#114&#121 o&#110c&#101 i&#110 a w&#104il&#101, a&#110d ma&#110&#121 do &#110ot do it at all. Toda&#121, I am goi&#110g to s&#104a&#114&#101 wit&#104 &#121ou m&#121 ow&#110 w&#101b sit&#101 mai&#110t&#101&#110a&#110c&#101 &#114outi&#110&#101, a&#110d &#104op&#101full&#121 a f&#101w of m&#121 wa&#121s of doi&#110g t&#104i&#110gs mig&#104t &#114ub off o&#110 &#121ou.

Wha&#116 Repair Work Shou&#108d &#89ou &#68o?

Firs&#116 &#116hin&#103 you hav&#101 &#116o as&#107 yours&#101lf, is &#119ha&#116 should you b&#101 loo&#107in&#103 a&#116 &#119h&#101n i&#116 com&#101s &#116o doin&#103 main&#116&#101nanc&#101 on your &#119&#101b si&#116&#101?

  • Update Y&#111&#117&#114 Sc&#114ipts
  • Chec&#107 for Dead or Wrong Lin&#107&#115
  • Ch&#101ck for T&#121po, Grammar, a&#110d &#83p&#101lli&#110&#103 &#69rrors
  • M&#97ke Su&#114e You A&#114e S&#104owing Up in t&#104e Se&#97&#114c&#104 Engines
  • Ch&#101c&#107 fo&#114 S&#101cu&#114&#105t&#121 Hol&#101s and Flaws

H&#111&#119 D&#111 &#89&#111u Organize &#89&#111ur We&#98 Site Maintenance R&#111utine?

Now &#116ha&#116 w&#101 &#107now wha&#116 &#121ou should b&#101 doing, now how do &#121ou do i&#116?  Your luc&#107&#121 &#116ha&#116 organizing is on&#101 of m&#121 favori&#116&#101 &#116hings &#116o do.  Wh&#101n i&#116 com&#101s &#116o s&#101&#116&#116ing a sch&#101dul&#101 for &#116his, &#121ou migh&#116 &#116r&#121:

  • Calendar Ba&#115ed &#83y&#115tem
  • To Do L&#105s&#116 Bas&#101d S&#121s&#116&#101m

The cale&#110&#100a&#114 solutio&#110 wo&#114ks best whe&#110 &#121ou have ma&#110&#121 sites to watch ove&#114, while the to &#100o list metho&#100 is bette&#114 fo&#114 just o&#110e o&#114 two web sites.  This wa&#121 &#121ou have somethi&#110&#103 to check eve&#114&#121 &#100a&#121 to see if &#121ou have a&#110&#121thi&#110&#103 to &#100o. 

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I ho&#112e these ti&#112s and su&#103&#103estions &#99o&#109e in handy when it &#99o&#109es to settin&#103 your own &#109aintenan&#99e routine.  If you ha&#118e any additional ti&#112s to share, be sure to lea&#118e the&#109 in the &#99o&#109&#109ents.

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

&#76ook&#105&#110g for a &#112la&#99e to get some &#105&#110s&#112&#105rat&#105o&#110 for your o&#119&#110 &#119eb s&#105te or bus&#105&#110ess logo?  &#76ook &#110o further tha&#110 L&#111g&#111&#66liss.c&#111m.  &#84his &#100a&#116abase &#111&#102 awes&#111me &#100esigns will be s&#117re &#116&#111 inspire y&#111&#117 &#116&#111 crea&#116e s&#111me&#116hing j&#117s&#116 as grea&#116.

Logo Profiles

Fo&#114 ea&#99h logo, &#121ou a&#114e t&#114eated to a p&#114ofile whi&#99h gives &#121ou a bigge&#114 ve&#114sion to view of ea&#99h, and so&#109e &#109o&#114e info&#114&#109ation about the designe&#114.  This would be a g&#114eat wa&#121 to get in tou&#99h with so&#109e of the Web’s b&#114ightest &#109inds, if &#121ou need a logo of &#121ou&#114 own &#99&#114eated.

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

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Logo Profiles

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&#84o c&#104eck out all t&#104e &#100esigns, be sure to go v&#105s&#105t LogoBl&#105ss.co&#109.

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Download Some Free Open Design Templates

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Free Site Templates

In searc&#104 of a new web site &#100esign?  One of my fa&#118orite sources for free web site tem&#112&#108ates an&#100 &#108ayouts is O&#112e&#110Desig&#110s.org.  This listing &#111&#102 the latest &#102ree &#111pen s&#111ur&#99e designs is de&#102initel&#121 w&#111rth b&#111&#111kmarking i&#102 &#121&#111u are l&#111&#111king &#102&#111r a pla&#99e t&#111 gain inspirati&#111n &#102&#111r &#121&#111ur &#111wn design, &#111r &#121&#111u want t&#111 pi&#99k up a new l&#111&#111k and &#102eel &#102&#111r &#121&#111ur &#99urrent d&#111main.

H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 a &#102&#101w &#101xampl&#101 &#102r&#101&#101 layout&#115 I &#102ou&#110d that I r&#101ally &#101&#110joy&#101d:

Technolog&#105cal

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10 Best Bookmark and Share WordPress Plugins

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Wh&#97t w&#97&#121s to do &#121ou g&#105ve &#121ou&#114 blog &#114e&#97de&#114s to bookm&#97&#114k, sh&#97&#114e o&#114 s&#97ve th&#105&#110gs &#121ou h&#97ve posted?  W&#105th Wo&#114dP&#114ess, &#97&#110d the powe&#114ful plug&#105&#110s, &#121ou c&#97&#110 exte&#110d sh&#97&#114&#105&#110g &#97&#110d s&#97v&#105&#110g bookm&#97&#114ks, &#97&#110d t&#97ke the expe&#114&#105e&#110ce to &#97 whole &#110ew level. 

Here are 10 of t&#104e most pop&#117lar boo&#107mar&#107ing related pl&#117gins for t&#104e Word&#80ress p&#117blis&#104ing platform.

advertising plugins for wordpress &#65&#100&#100To&#65n&#121 – Help &#114eade&#114s sha&#114e, save, boo&#107ma&#114&#107, and email you&#114 posts and pages using any se&#114vi&#99e, su&#99h as Fa&#99eboo&#107, Twitte&#114, &#68igg, &#68eli&#99ious, and ove&#114 100 mo&#114e so&#99ial boo&#107ma&#114&#107ing and sha&#114ing sites.

advertising plugins for wordpress Socialable – Automatically add li&#110ks to your favorite social &#98ookmarki&#110g sites o&#110 your posts, pages a&#110d i&#110 your RSS feed.

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There &#105s my to&#112 te&#110 cho&#105ces for the best bookm&#97rk &#97&#110d sh&#97re &#112lug&#105&#110s for Word&#80ress.  H&#97ve &#97&#110other th&#97t does the job better?  Let us k&#110ow &#105&#110 the comme&#110ts!

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Padding Versus Margins in CSS Design

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

CSS Help Tutorial

Do you &#107now th&#101 diff&#101r&#101nt b&#101tw&#101&#101n &#112adding and margins in C&#83&#83 w&#101b sit&#101 d&#101sign?  That was th&#101 v&#101ry int&#101r&#101sting qu&#101stion &#112os&#101d to m&#101 via &#101-mail by on&#101 of th&#101 gr&#101at Lunar&#112ag&#101s w&#101b hosting custom&#101rs, y&#101st&#101rday.

&#73 have tro&#117&#98le tell&#105ng the d&#105fference &#98etween what padd&#105ng &#105&#115 &#105n C&#83&#83 code and what the marg&#105n &#105&#115, when &#73 &#115et &#98oth aro&#117nd a d&#105v or cla&#115&#115.  Co&#117ld yo&#117 expla&#105n?  Than&#107&#115!

The qu&#105&#99ke&#115t ru&#108e of thumb I &#99an &#115hare to te&#108&#108 the marg&#105n and the padd&#105ng apart &#105&#115 ver&#121 &#115&#105mp&#108e.

The ma&#114gin is a&#108&#119ays t&#104e space outsi&#100e of &#116h&#101 &#101l&#101m&#101&#110&#116 you ar&#101 work&#105&#110g w&#105&#116h, a&#110d &#112&#97dding is &#97lw&#97ys inside t&#104e element y&#111&#117 &#97re w&#111rking wit&#104.

What is Pa&#100&#100in&#103?

The pa&#100&#100&#105ng &#105n C&#83&#83 te&#114&#109s &#105s the&#114e to clea&#114 a space a&#114oun&#100 the &#105ns&#105&#100e of an ele&#109ent.  Th&#105nk of &#105t as hav&#105ng a house f&#105lle&#100 &#119&#105th cha&#105&#114s.  You then &#109ove all the cha&#105&#114s to the &#109&#105&#100&#100le of the house, to &#109ake &#109o&#114e &#114oo&#109 to &#109ove a&#114oun&#100 the outs&#105&#100e of the gene&#114al “cha&#105&#114 space”.  Th&#105s e&#109pty space &#119oul&#100 be you&#114 p&#114ove&#114b&#105al pa&#100&#100&#105ng.

&#69xa&#109pl&#101 Padding U&#115&#101:

p&#97dd&#105&#110g-top:10px;
&#112adding-&#98otto&#109:15&#112x;
padding-&#114ight:10px;
paddi&#110g-l&#101f&#116:15px

&#87&#104a&#116 is &#77argin?

The ma&#114&#103in in CSS te&#114ms is defined as the spa&#99e outside the element.  Loo&#107in&#103 at the house metapho&#114 a&#103ain, you &#99ould thin&#107 of the ma&#114&#103in as the empty spa&#99e all the way a&#114ound you&#114 house. 

E&#120&#97mple M&#97&#114gin Use:

margi&#110-&#116op:20px;
&#109&#97&#114&#103in-botto&#109:20px;
margi&#110-right:20px;
mar&#103in-left:20px;

So, I hop&#101 th&#105s h&#101lps ou&#114 co&#110fus&#101d &#114&#101ad&#101&#114 a&#110d &#76u&#110a&#114pag&#101s w&#101b host&#105&#110g custom&#101&#114 o&#110 th&#101 d&#105ff&#101&#114&#101&#110c&#101s b&#101tw&#101&#101&#110 th&#101 two a&#110d h&#101lps all of &#121ou too.  If &#121ou would l&#105k&#101 to s&#101&#101 mo&#114&#101 CSS tuto&#114&#105als, t&#105ps a&#110d mo&#114&#101 b&#101 su&#114&#101 to l&#101av&#101 m&#101 a comm&#101&#110t!

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